And you can only monitor speaker output unless you are running 7.1 channels of analog input to the AVR. I am going to assume you are giving it a digital signal, because it's 2011. I did notice that receiver does have RCA outputs for each channel. But to monitor each channel will not be something this kit can do. You could mix all the channels, but I'm sure you want to monitor each. A VU circuit would be just fine, since you want a bar per channel. Just look out there for VU circuits. You could build 8 of them for cheap. ICs like the 3914 and 3915 let you stack them up so you can have bar heights in multiples of 10.